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we will see you then. several breaking stories tonight. don't trump, tonight, firing back. did he really call women those names? and raising his hand, saying he would not promise not to run as an independent. what he's saying tonight. and the scare on the tarmac. the ball of fire shooting from this plane getting ready to take off. and the walmart roof ripped off. and the super storm hitting right now. our reporter there, as the typhoon heads toward one of the tallest buildings in the world. and outbreak.
and we're tracking cases in two other states. and ten years ago, we lost a leader. peter jennings. why some things he said changed so many lives. good evening, it's great to have you with us on a friday night. we begin with the new numbers coming in. the republican showdown shattering records. 24 million americans tuning in. the ten contenders, trump in the middle. they asked them to raise their hand if they could not rule out running as an independent. only one hand going up there. donald trump, the first of many answers that drew strong responses. and the question he was asked. what did he really say about women. and now, he's firing back, sending out his newest tweet today. tom llamas leading us off. >> reporter: from the get-go,
controversy. trump, refusing to rule out an independent run. >> i will not make the pledge at this time. >> reporter: also called out for offensive tweets and statements against women. >> you call women you don't like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals. >> only rosie o'donnell. >> no, it wasn't. for the record, it was well beyond rosie o'donnell. you once told a contestant, it would be a pretty picture to see her on her knees. >> you dropped to your knees. >> reporter: but telling george on "gma" this morning -- >> i don't recognize those words
whatsoever whatsoever. >> rosie is disgusting. >> reporter: and "new york times" columnist said, he sent circled. and megan kelly -- and other candidates taking shots at him. >> with hillary clinton, i said be at my wedding, and she was there. i gave to a foundation. >> reporter: next, jeb bush, asked about reports he called trump a clown and a buffoon. >> is it true? >> no, but i have said mr. trump's language is divisive. >> how is hillary clinton going to lecture me living paycheck to paycheck?
i was raised paycheck to paycheck. >> reporter: trump has been busy on twitter, slamming fox news and commentators for not giving him a fair shake. >> thank you. and just one more question about the size of the audience. matthew dowd, about his claims about the mexican government. >> if it weren't for me, you wouldn't even be talking about illegal immigration, chris. you wouldn't be talking about it. the question. and he makes a point. >> absolutely. every single republican running in the race is having to pivot off of trump since he came in. and it was the largest audience for a primary debate in history.
to respond. we turn tonight to the scare in an airport in nashville, getting ready for takeoff. bound for cincinnati, the sudden ball of flames shooting from the jet. jim avila with what happened next. >> reporter: flame-out. a sudden ball of fire bursting from the back of this skywest commuter flight between nashville and cincinnati as it readies for takeoff. 50 passengers onboard. but despite how it looks, the airline says tonight, "there was no fire and no emergency was declared" by pilots. here's ground traffic control. >> he said something about having a flame on the left engine, but no indication on his instruments of an engine fire at all. >> reporter: the airline says that it appears that fuel was in the tailpipe of the aircraft ignited and the plane itself did not burn. >> they took a look at it with their infrared camera and did not see anything wrong. they said you were good to pull up back to the gate. >> reporter: the small jet taxied back and passengers
boarded other flights to cincy. our aviation expert says it's a common tailpipe flame that looks bad, but isn't dangerous. still, it's not what you want to see outside your window at takeoff. >> that's for sure. jim, thank you. and now to the images coming in from overseas. the deadly typhoon making landfall at this hour. and it's already turned deadly. the mother and child bobbing in the water. they were rescued, but another child has been killed by this. and taiwan is bracing for the hit. neal karlinsky is there. >> reporter: it's difficult to stand up at times.
the rain is torrential. it's very, very wet, and this is just the beginning. barreling in with the fury of a category three hurricane, as strong as hurricane katrina. taiwan's military is on alert, rushing people to safety. we were with soldiers as they evacuated a small mountain including some who couldn't make it out on their own. the concern isn't just the rain. they're worried about these mountains, and so much rain causing devastating mudslides. we watched as emergency crews spent hours trying to clear local beaches of onlookers, even families here, to see the typhoon's fury up close. cameras were rolling as one girl was rescued after being swept away. two others are reported dead and one missing. all right, already reports of injuries.
and high winds are expected to continue for several more hours. >> neal, thank you. back here at home, the other weather headline, the dangerous storms hammering the heartland. 4 million in the storm area. look at these pictures coming in from south dakota. the storm clouds rolling in from south carolina. and the walmart, taking a direct hit. aisles of merchandise left out in the open. six injured. and ginger zee, with the size of the tornado now determined. >> oh, my god. this is scary. it is coming right for us. are you kidding me? >> reporter: tornadoes raking south dakota. to this one in troy, alabama. lightning illuminates the walmart, injuring six shoppers inside. tonight, we know that tornado
winds up to 100 mph. only on the ground for two minutes. 700 yards. knocking everything off the shelves. flipping semis in the parking lot. paul ackley was in one of them. >> it was a little spooky at the time. night. storm reports in 24 hours and counting. >> let's get right to ginger now. >> the radar is popping. just east of the rockies, you see the pink boxes. a severe thunderstorm watch going until 11:00 p.m. mountain time. and that energy slides east saturday, you will see hail and the possibility of tornadoes. damaging winds possible. and illinois, parts of missouri and iowa included. and a large area from texas,
alabama to missouri, high temperatures. they had their first 100, and will stay there for a couple of days. >> thank you. and new developments, another fatal case of legionnaires' disease. and in new york city, a new case, 101 infected, 10 dead. city. we sent gio benitez to show how this is transmitted from the cooling towers. he has that, and the new cases in two other states. >> reporter: tonight, yet disease in new york city. bringing the total number up to 101. ten people in the bronx area have died.
29 in the hospital right now. including marvin montgomery. he's planning to file a $10 million lawsuit against the city. a new requirement going into effect today, saying all building owners in new york city must test and disinfect cooling towers within 14 days. the governor acknowledging authorities have to go building by building. telling new york 1 -- >> we don't know where the cooling towers are. >> reporter: but experts say each cooling tower can take up to two days to clean. >> it's going to be quite a task. it could be thousands of these towers all over the city. >> reporter: this as we learn two other people in michigan and ohio died of legionnaires' disease. officials tonight say those cases are not related to those here in new york. but they're confident the number of incidents are winding down. >> thanks.
we can't underscore that enough, the two cases in two other states, not believed to be connected. but 18,000 cases every year? >> well, it's not clear how much is due to increased testing, or a rise in the disease. but some are calling for changes in testing. but it takes a big outbreak like this to cause people to re-examine things. and stunning images out of colorado. this river bright yellow tonight after a massive spill. 1 million gallons. dozens of miles closed, stretching to new mexico. the epa apologizing, saying drinking water is safe.
no word on the impact on wildlife. and news on james holmes tonight. the jury deliberating on whether he should live or die. the decision coming at any moment. clayton sandell has the story. >> reporter: over a 15-week trial, the jury considered more than 300 witnesses and 2,700 pieces of evidence. all to answer one question, should he die for his crimes? >> i've got seven down in theater nine! >> reporter: the jury's decision coming just hours after they asked to re-watch gory footage taken inside the movie theater in july 2012. where 12 people were murdered, 70 more injured. after rejecting his insanity plea and convicting him last month, the jury heard from victims, their families -- >> it's god-awful. it's just horrific. >> reporter: his parents -- >> and i still love my son. >> reporter: and his attorneys, making one last plea that he is too mentally ill to execute.
>> the time has come to ask yourself, do i sign my name on the death warrant of a mentally ill person? >> reporter: the jury deliberated for just under seven hours. and very soon, holmes will learn his fate. either life in prison, or death by lethal injection. >> thank you. and the u.s. navy making a de decision tonight, following the shooting of a facility with no guards. now planning to place its own armed personnel at those off-base facilities. much more on "world news tonight" still to come. the tonight, the new warning. glass exploding without warning.
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peter jennings would choose as person of the week. it's hard for us to believe, it's been ten years since we lost our leader. he would never want to be named person of the week. so we won't, tonight. but we choose the people that changed the course of their lives because of peter. >> i had the opportunity to pass some of that on to the audience. >> tonight, we remember an icon. >> was it your ambition to be in broadcasting? >> it was. i couldn't have done anything else. >> we were all grateful he followed his childhood dream. >> now, peter jennings. >> tornadoes -- >> reporting for more than four decades, he guided us through the most difficult of times.
>> i checked in with my children, who were deeply stressed. if you're a parent, if you have a kid, call them up. >> one of his earliest stories, munich. he ushered in so many of the joyful moments, too. >> i have learned in the last couple of days, i have lung cancer. almost 10 million americans have lung cancer. >> so many responding immediately. >> sometimes it takes one thing to make you snap and say, that's enough. >> for nancy ferris, it was peter. tonight, sending us this photo, healthy. hundreds of you writing us. one saying, peter jennings was the reason i quit. thanks to peter for opening my eyes.
another, i quit ten days away. and with all of the messages coming in today, we were said. >> americans are hopeful people, and i think there's a great beauty in that. there's a common denominator of being in america and this society that breeds hopefulness. >> the cdc saying that the response to peter's message, un unprecedented. i'm david muir. i hope to you see back here on monday. good night. [excited yelling] ah, yes! you can't stop it! aww...your mom liked my post. you're friends with my mother? whoa. another episode? definitely. we all use it differently. so why should we get it all the same way? call time warner cable to get
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